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John Bonar

Founder and CEO of all the companies in the group. Educated at Welbeck College and trained in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he created a first career as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East from Libya to the Gulf. He then developed a marketing Communications consultancy in the Middle East before working in Cyprus and Greece as an adviser to a Middle East businessman. Since 1995 he has been involved with Russia. Speaks Russian and Arabic. Member of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, Advance Member of the Institute of Directors, Deputy Chairman of Westminster Russia Forum.

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Saroop Rooprai BSc(Hons) FIA

Acting Chief Financial Officer and Strategist for Vostok Group Saroop has ~25 years’ experience working in top tier multinational multidisciplinary consultancy firms in the financial sector in London.  This includes 16 years at KPMG, where he progressed to Senior Associate Director.   Saroop is a Fellow of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [FIA].  During his career, in particular his 16 years at KPMG, Saroop has worked with FTSE 100 and similar sized non-UK listed entities on mergers and acquisitions, corporate audit and accounting projects.  As a corporate pension scheme actuary, Saroop has also been involved in all forms of valuations for multi million to £billion UK and International Pension Schemes.  

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Dr. David Hall

Group VP Marketing. An accomplished successful international sales expert he has fulfilled leading roles with Reed International and other major corporations and achieved an international experience second to none. He is a constant arbiter on our concepts and strategies.


Andrew Bonar

Communications Director. Acknowledged as one of the top ten e-mail experts around the world he has worked in worldwide markets.


Stefano Leopaldi

Vostok Capital Ltd. Director of Investor Relations and Russia Country Manager. Has been operating in support of inward investment in the Russian Far East since 2018. From 2013 he was International Sales Manager with the Al Habtoor Group in Dubai responsible for managing sales of over £4 million high end properties to prestigious international investors. His early career was in Europe in high end luxury jewelry and watch brand sales.

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Marina Ginevskaya

Vostok Projects, General Director and Chief Operating Officer. Well connected in the Vladivostok region as a construction executive she can muster a team of experts and provide insightful benchmarks on acquisitions, development costs and timelines.


Eugene Markedonov

Vostok Projects, Construction Manager. Eugene has proved an enthusiastic member of the team putting his wide experience of the local construction industry to immediate practical use. He is a font of ideas from building regulations, government initiatives and local practices, He has shown himself to be in tune with the team’s commitment to constructing environmentally clean developments and making use of alternative energy wherever possible.


Dr. Kevin Cordes

Vostok Projects, Site Evaluations Consultant. Kevin is the founder of Cordes Geoenvironmental Services and has extensive experience in the UK and emerging markets. He provides provide all aspects of site investigations from Phase 1 (initial impact survey) to Phase 3 (remedial planning) from greenfield to complex contaminated sites including landfills, large scale housing to urban petrol station redevelopments involving community and local authority interaction.


Dr. Mark Julian Bilton

Energy Consultant. Mark is an expert consultant in energy systems, specializing in the ‘demand side’ and ‘alternative energy’. He has a PhD in Energy Policy and an MSc in Environmental Science. He is an experienced project manager and an experienced software engineer. He is a visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London.

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Nicholas Cobb

Vostok Marketing, Managing Director. Parallel to Vostok Marketing Nicholas (Nic) runs Cobb Energy, a commodities business and is Chairman of the Westminster Russia Forum of which John Bonar is a Deputy Chairman.

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